Frequently Asked Questions

By visiting the department websites and the links contained within the websites:

By scheduling an appointment to meet an academic advisor:

  • North Campus | Bldg. 46, Rm. 242 | 954-201-2305
  • Central Campus | Bldg. 19; Rm. 116 | 954-201-6528
  • South Campus | Bldg. 68; Rm. 213 | 954-201-8875

By previewing the Nursing Program Sheet: Here are the new links:

By contacting the Nursing Department office at:

  • North Campus | Bldg 41 | 954-201-2350
  • Central Campus | Bldg 08 | 954-201-6851
  • South Campus | Bldg 72| 954-201-8850

By contacting the admission department for Health Sciences:

An unsatisfactory Level II FBI background check and/or drug screen may delay the admission process and lead to possible ineligibility for admission into the nursing program. Dependent upon the type and time of an incident, per the Florida State Board of Nursing site and clinical agencies, mandates may be subject to further scrutiny. Individuals who fail to meet the requirements of the screenings and are deemed ineligible for enrollment would be required to drop the courses and will be terminated from the program.

Students can submit their Limited Access Application by:

  1. Visiting the Health Science Admissions webpage.
  2. Then clicking on Step 3 to complete the Health Science Limited Access Application.
Applications are routed to advising for a signature and then to Health Science Admissions for processing.

There are two entry-level programs in Nursing for a Registered Nurse.

  1. Generic Nursing Program (Full-time and Part-time options).
  2. LPN-RN Transition Nursing Program.
Each of these entry-level paths establishes students eligible to apply with the State Board of Nursing for approval to sit for the State Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Yes. Classes are conveniently offered with theory courses one (1) evening per week and clinical lab courses offered on the weekend, either Saturday or Sunday.

The Generic program is five (5) semesters in length. It is considered a two-year curriculum consisting of 22 academic months. The LPN-RN Transition Program is five (5) semesters in length, consisting of 17 academic months. The part-time generic program is 10 semesters in length.

Traditional classrooms, blended, and during an emergency, classes are offered remotely.

Currently, Broward College does not offer an online nursing program.

The Generic Program admission is three (3) times a year for each term August, January, May. Dates in the table below:

Application Dates for the Generic Program

Application Dates for the Generic Program
Term Application Submission Dates
Term 1 Fall (August Admission) March 28 to May 15
Term 2 Spring (January Admission) July 15 to September 17
Term 3 Summer (May Admission) November 1 to February 14

The LPN-RN Transitional Program admission is one (1) time a year in Summer Term, May. The date is in the table below.

The application period for the LPN-RN Transition Program is Open Ended. The May Open-Ended Application Period means that students are allowed to submit an application for consideration to the LPN-RN Transition Program until all available seats are filled.

Application Date for the LPN-RN Transition Program

Application Date for the LPN-RN Transition Program
Term Application Submission Dates
Term 3 Summer (May Admission) March 18

The Generic Part-Time Program admission is one (1) time a year in Spring Term, January. The date is in the table below:

Application Date for the Generic Part-Time Program

Application Date for the Generic Part-Time Program
Term Application Submission Dates
Term 2 Spring (January PT Admission) July 15 to September 17

View admissions requirements for the Associate of Science in Nursing program.

The LPN applying to the LPN-RN Transition nursing program option requires a current Florida Practical Nurse License (LPN), without restriction/obligations/public complaint. The requirements are the same admission requirements for the LPN-RN Transition program as it is for the generic ADN program. All applications are subject to current admission requirements.

Students only pay a one-time application fee.

No. Students who submit their application prior to completing the pre-requisites, or before passing the HESI exam, will not be considered for admission.

Yes. The required test is the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Test. Students are required to test on Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, and A&P. 80% or higher is required on all sections.

Testing can be scheduled by filling out the Testing and Assessment Registration Form. You must have a Broward College Student ID number to register.

For further information call 954-201-6134 or email hesitesting@broward.edu

Visiting the Testing website to view HESI Testing Fees.

No. Students cannot defer their seat. If a student cannot attend the semester they were accepted for, they will have to reapply for a future semester. Reapplying to the program does not guarantee readmission.

Please visit the Nursing Getting Started page, click Admissions Criteria, for specific information.

No. There is no wait-list. Students who are not selected for a specific class in the Nursing program must re-apply in order to be considered for the next incoming class.

The Full-Time Nursing program is offered on the 3 major campus sites. The North Campus located in Coconut Creek (building 41), Central Campus located in Davie (building 8), and South Campus located in Pembroke Pines (building 72). The Part-Time Nursing program is offered on our North Campus in Coconut Creek.

The Generic RN program starts every term (August, January, and May). The LPN-RN program only begins in May (Summer term). The Part-time Generic program begins every January (Spring term). The official start dates for the terms are located on the Broward College term dates calendar.

Contact the Health Science Admissions representative at 954-201-6056 or email healthscience@broward.edu.

Application status can be monitored on the student's myBC account, select Limited Access Application Status. Students selected for the program will be notified by the admissions department via their BC e-mail account within 30 business days after the application deadline date. Students selected will be required to respond to the e-mail notice to accept or decline the admission by the deadline date provided in the email. Failure to reply with any response will forfeit the considered seat for admission and will require students to reapply for the next available admission.

Students who are not accepted in a particular term can reapply by submitting another application during the designated application period to be considered for admission. The $20 application fee will not be charged for students who have already paid the fee. All students who reapply are subject to the current admissions criteria.

Follow the instructions contained within the acceptance e-mail sent to you by the Admissions Department. The e-mail communication will inform students of a required, pre-admissions orientation session. At this mandatory admission orientation, the required information will be provided to all students to complete, such as the criminal background, drug screening which is done through American Databank; medical history, and physical form (Information will be provided during the mandatory admissions orientation); certificates and registration for courses.

See the Health Science Program & Policies section of the College Catalog.

The table below is the layout of the Nursing Program Curriculum:

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Generic Program
First Semester Credit Hours First Semester Credit Hours
HSC 1149 Pharmacology 2 NUR 1210 Nursing Process II 3
NUR 1020 Nursing Process 3 NUR 1210L Nursing Process II Clinical Lab 2
NUR 1020L Nursing Process I Clinical Lab 2
MTB 1370 Math for Health Care Professionals 1
Second Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours
NUR 1220 Health Alterations I 3 NUR 1421 Health Care of Women 3
NUR 1220L Health Alterations I Clinical Lab 2 NUR 1421L Health Care of Women Clinical 2
Third Semester Credit Hours Third Semester Credit Hours
NUR 1524 Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient

3 No Courses
NUR 1524L Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient Clinical Lab 2 No Courses
Fourth Semester Credit Hours Fourth Semester Credit Hours
NUR 1310 Pediatric Nursing 3 NUR 2221 Health Alterations II 3
NUR 1310L Pediatric Nursing Clinical Lab 2 NUR 2221L Health Alterations II Clinical Lab 2
Fifth Semester Credit Hours Fifth Semester Credit Hours
NUR 2222 Health Alterations III 3 NUR 2811 Trends, Practices and Roles 3
NUR 2222L Health Alterations III Clinical Lab 2 NUR 2811L Trends, Practices and Roles Clinical Lab 2
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, LPN-RN Transition
First Semester Credit Hours First Semester Credit Hours
HSC 1149 Pharmacology 2 NUR 2000 Nursing Transition 1 2
MTB 1370 Math for Health Care Professionals 1 NUR 2000L Nursing Process I Clinical Lab 2
Second Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours
NUR 1220 Health Alterations I 3 NUR 1421 Health Care of Women 3
NUR 1220L Health Alterations I Clinical Lab 2 NUR 1400L Health Care of Women Clinical 1
Third Semester Credit Hours Third Semester Credit Hours
NUR 1524 Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient 3 No Courses
NUR 1500L Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient Clinical Lab 1 No Courses
Fourth Semester Credit Hours Fourth Semester Credit Hours
NUR 1310 Pediatric Nursing 3 NUR 2221 Health Alterations II 3
NUR 1304L Pediatric Nursing Clinical Lab 1 NUR 2221L Health Alterations II Clinical Lab 2
Fifth Semester Credit Hours Fifth Semester Credit Hours
NUR 2222 Health Alterations III 3 NUR 2801 Trends, Practices and Roles 3
NUR 2222L Health Alterations III Clinical Lab 2 NUR 2801L Trends, Practices and Roles Clinical Lab 2

Yes. As part of the clinical practicum curriculum, you will be required to attend several clinical rotations at various Broward County Health Care Agencies. The clinical agencies vary with the campus location you are registered for the nursing program.

Broward College Nursing Program partners with Broward County clinical agencies/hospitals for clinical experience. Clinical Courses are usually offered at hospitals in the campus location registered. North, Central, and South campuses utilize HCA-East FL Division, Broward Health System, Memorial HealthCare System, TENET, Cleveland Clinic, Kindred Hospital, Wellpath Recovery Solution, Larkins Community Hospital, Plantation Nursing Rehabilitation, and Holy Cross Hospital.

In the part-time program, students are able to maintain a full-time job while attending classes at night and on the weekends. For the full-time program, the decision should be made by the student based on the demands of the program.

No. Students will continue to enroll in nursing classes at the campus they attended during their first semester in the nursing program.

The total cost of the nursing program is estimated to be approximately $12,506.02 for in-state residents and $29,813.32 for out-of-state generic program applicants. The LPN-RN Transition program total cost is estimated to be approximately $11,003.95 for in-state residents and $27,356.25 for out-of-state applicants.

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

Estimation of Fees for Program: Costs are subject to change
Application Fees In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
Broward College $35.00 $35.00
Health Programs - Limited Access $20.00 $20.00
Total $55.00 $55.00
Miscellaneous Fees In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
Complio (American Databank) $166.00 $166.00
Total $166.00 $166.00
Continuing Education Required Courses In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
CAE 0616 HIV/AIDS $40.00 $40.00
CAE 0663 TB/OSHA/Hep $60.00 $60.00
CAE 0062 CPR/ Basic Life Support  $100.00  $100.00
CAE 0615 Domestic Violence  $27.00  $27.00
CAE 0617 Prevention of Medical Errors   $27.00 $27.00
CAE 0657 Florida Law & Rules  $27.00 $27.00
Total $281.00 $281.00
Pre-Requisite Courses In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
14 Credit Hours $1,650.60 $5,222.00
General Education Courses In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
13 Credit Hours $1,532.70 $4,849.00
Nursing Credit Courses In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
Tuition - Generic Program 45 Credit Hours plus lab fees $6,365.40 $16,785.00
Total $6,365.40 $16,785.00
Tuition - LPN Transition Program In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
36 Credit Hours $4,244.40 $13,428.00
Lab User Fees / Liability / Accident - LPN Transition $899.93 $899.93
Total $5,144.33 $14,327.93
Books & Supplies In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
Books $1,972.00 $1,972.00
Supplies $412.82 $412.82
Total $2,384.82 $2,384.82
Exam & Licensure In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
Exam A2 Evolve Assessment by HESI $70.50 $$70.50
Total Expenses In-State Fees Out-of-State Fees
Total Generic Program $12,506.02 $29,813.32
Total LPN - RN Transition Program $11,003.95 $27,356.25

You must complete - with a grade of "C" or above - 72 credits to be awarded the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

You will be awarded an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

Yes. The Student Financial Services office located on each campus can offer financial counseling to you and may be able to provide needed funds. Sponsorship opportunities are also available in which a local hospital will pay your tuition and costs in return for service after graduation a job is provided at the health care institution providing the scholarship/sponsorship.

Yes. There is a required lab uniform for all clinical/laboratory sessions which is available for purchase at the bookstore. Prior to attending clinicals, you will be required to purchase uniforms through the College bookstores.

Yes. To practice nursing in the State of Florida, you must have a Registered Nursing RN License.

Florida Board of Nursing and NCLEX disclosure (PDF)

High Earning Potential - average entry-level salary in Broward County $52,250 (Source: EmployFlorida.com)

Yes. The Associate of Science Degree curriculum provides some of the needed prerequisites required for admission with the Associate of Science degree in Nursing and your Registered Nurse (RN) License into a post-licensure baccalaureate nursing program. The Broward College RN-BSN program is cost-effective and offers multiple delivery options. Please check with the university of interest for specific admission requirements.

Yes. The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing offered by Broward College located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBN). Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Broward College.

Yes. Visit the Health Science Continuing Education website for more information.

Yes. Broward College offers assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, soft skills certification, and job placement through the Career Centers. Students and graduates can access career service professionals remotely or at one of our three main campuses and apply to current openings on the College's online job board. Additionally, Affiliation with local Health Care Systems offers sponsorship opportunities through the Broward Health Care System and the Memorial Health Care system that provide job placement for scholarship recipients in their clinical facilities.